- For the first time two “Full Time” courses are offered in Sri Lanka specially designed for “school leavers” to obtain well recognised two degrees to become qualified teachers in “Early Childhood Education” in New Zealand.
Early Childhood Teaching is a high demand profession in all developed countries. The courses are designed with classes being conducted in Sri Lanka except 1 year in New Zealand. With Diploma in Montessori Teaching being no more recognised in most countries and Teachers in Early Childhood Education (ECE) must now be qualified with specially formulated degrees.
Ladies College of Colombo is a leading girl’s school in Sri Lanka. It has been offering vocational programs for teacher training for several years through its vocational division. This division is now registered as Ladies College – Institute Professional Studies (LCIPS). Edlocate is a leading overseas university representative in Sri Lanka of many well recognised Australian, New Zealand and Malaysian based top universities and higher educational institutions. New Zealand Tertiary College (NZTC) which is a NZ based leading private degree awarding institution approved and accredited by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) for all of its degree programs. All three parties collectively offer the courses to enable students from Sri Lanka and Maldives to academically and professionally qualify as Teachers – (ECE). Accordingly NZTC, will;
a. Accept students following the special Pre Degree preparatory program approved by them that will be conducted at LCIPS for entry into year 2 of the NZTC’s Bachelor of Education (ECE)
b. Conduct the NZTC’s Bachelor of Education (ECE) year 2 and 3 in Sri Lanka at LCIPS and award students the Bachelor degree
c. Enrol those students successfully in the Bachelor degree to follow the Graduate Diploma in Teaching (ECE)in New Zealand over a one year period at its Auckland or Christchurch campus
Successful completion of the graduate Diploma qualification enables students to register as Teachers (ECE) in NZ and also obtain the Graduate Job Search work visa. The qualification thus enables students to apply for residency if they wish to live and work in New Zealand. This qualification is also approved by the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) – the body which oversees the national quality framework for the Australia early childhood sector, meaning that NZTC graduates wishing to apply for Early Childhood Teacher (ECT) status in Australia can do so without having to apply separately for an assessment of their qualifications.
The stage one of the 3 stage program is a pre-degree preparatory course delivered by qualified academics under the overall supervision and guidance of a Professor in the field of Early Childhood education. Students with GCE O/L could enter the “Standard Pathway” and those with GCE A/L can enter the “Accelerated Preparatory” course.
Students require high proficiency in English communication skills to enrol in degree programs in teaching. Therefore the pre degree preparatory courses includes training students to achieve the English standards required to enrol in the degree courses and to be eligible to obtain teacher registration through IELTS examinations.
We will also facilitate the enrolment in NZTC for the final degree course, the student visa formalities and assist students with post study requirements through our resident representative in NZ.
The first intake for 2017 is in mid May for course commencement on 02nd June 2017. An Information day is planned on Saturday 20th May from 9.30am to 12.30pm at LCIPS for students and parents to meet academics and counsellors.
For prospectus, enrolment and more details contact the course coordinator on 0115763589 or 0773037303 or meet her on working weekdays from 9am to 12.30pm at LCIPS at 27th Lane, Off Inner Flower Road, Colombo 3.